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Franklin out at ESPN

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by D-3 Fan, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

  2. Was Franklin the guy who suffered the stroke a year or so ago?
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    You're thinking of his former analyst Mike Gottfried.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Why did he call her an asshole?
  5. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Gottfried suffered the stroke about a few (3-4) years ago.

    The original CFB crew of Franklin (fired), Gottfried (stroke), and Adrian (suicide) are no longer with ESPN.
  6. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    I'm going to paste this, since it was linked.

  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Yeah, I usually think people overreact and are overly sensitive about something being un-PC.

    This is not one of those cases. He absolutely deserved to be canned.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Don't let the door hit you on the sweetcheeks on the way out, Ron.
  9. Will Mike Tirico comment on this?
  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    This wasn't his first trouble with the female staff, correct? Didn't he have a run-in like this before?
  11. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Yup, with Holly Rowe. Buckweaver posted this link on ESPN journalism likes thread: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/richard_deitsch/01/03/media.franklin/index.html
  12. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Growing up in Big 12 country, it's going to be weird not having him and Fran call games together.
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